This is a seasonal destination. Porter flies to Orlando - Melbourne from December 20, 2018 to April 13, 2019. Non-stop flights are available from Ottawa, Toronto, and Windsor. Service resumes again on December 15, 2019.
Trade wintery weather for sun and sandy beaches with a flight from Thunder Bay to Orlando-Melbourne, Florida.
Get in the Sunshine State of mind on the 70 miles of sandy beaches that surround Orlando-Melbourne. Warm water and warm weather make this Florida city the perfect destination to defrost from Thunder Bay winters. Swim, surf, or just sit back and soak up the Florida sunshine in Orlando-Melbourne.
With a bounty of beaches, Orlando-Melbourne offers endless opportunities to stroll the seaside. Wade into the water at the Indian River or Atlantic Ocean as you explore this oceanside escape. You’re sure to be charmed by the shoreline towns surrounding the city, including the enchanting Satellite Beach and Indialantic.
If you’re seeking some time away from the city’s always-present sunshine, step inside to one of Orlando-Melbourne’s indoor points of interest. Adding culture to the coast, the Foosaner Art Museum frames 5,000 works of art with artistic and historic significance. Look into Orlando-Melbourne’s heritage in the Historic Rossetter House Museum and the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum.
For more things to do in Orlando-Melbourne, make your way to the fairway. Great golfing awaits at the Duran Golf Club and the Majors. Get on the green to admire the vistas of these coastal courses.
After a day on the golf green, see some of Orlando-Melbourne’s untamed greenery in the seaside Ballard Park and Crane Creek, or venture inland to Wickham Park. If you didn’t get to spot any gators while exploring these parks, make the drive to Gatorland to meet some of Florida’s most famous reptiles.
Aside from picking up a taxidermy alligator head, the best souvenir to take home to Thunder Bay is the bliss and tan you’ll gain from your visit to Orlando-Melbourne.
After your flight from Thunder Bay lands, stretch your legs on the seaside in Sebastian Inlet State Park.
A storied seafaring past is on display in the park’s two museums. Travel back to 1715, in the McLarty Treasure Museum, situated on the site of a survivor’s camp from a wrecked Spanish fleet. After the ship was caught in a hurricane and crashed, there was silver and gold left scattered along the coast, some of which is still being found today. Get up close and piscatorial with the families of Smith, Judah, and Sembler, who built the area’s early fishing business in the Sebastian Fishing Museum.
Step outside the museums and hop onto Sebastian Inlet’s hiking trails. The Hammock Trail takes trekkers down a mile long path through sub-tropical trees and mangroves. For a harder hike, venture onto the Volksport, which spans 6 miles of varied trails in the park’s northern end. Try the trails on two wheels, as you cycle through Sebastian Inlet on the park’s 40 mile paved path or on the swampy, sandy off-road areas.
Take to the water to kayak and canoe through the mangrove-lined shores of the the Indian River Lagoon. The surf’s always up at several Sebastian Inlet spots. Paddle out at the park’s north jetty, or tackle the monstrous waves of the Monster Hole shoal.
Away from the waves, the calm waters of The Cove make for one of the best swimming spots in the park. On the park’s Atlantic side, you can swim along miles of ocean coast. With snorkelling and scuba, you’ll be able to explore through Sebastian Inlet State Park’s rock reefs.
In the park’s waters, everything from bottlenose dolphins to manatees make their homes. When you’re on land, keep your eyes open for raccoons, bobcats, and the occasional opossum that live in the park. On the beach, you’ll see seashells of all kinds in the sands.
A day in this stunning state park will leave you with warm memories to bring back to Thunder Bay.
Step off your plane from Thunder Bay and into the sands of Orlando-Melbourne’s beaches.
With shorelines on both the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River, there are countless beaches around Orlando-Melbourne. Soft sandy shorelines stretch for miles along the Space Coast of Florida, with ample space for you to set up a beach towel and watch the tides roll in.
After a little rest and relaxation on the coast, get your golf gear on and tee off at the Spessard Holland Golf Course. Tennis lovers can swap clubs for rackets at the Kiwi Tennis Club. Whether you’re working on your golf or tennis swing, you’re sure to get swept up in the shoreline scenery during the course of your activity.
For athletic activities on the water, the surf’s always up in Sebastian Inlet State Park. Use the park’s beaches as your jumping off point for hiking, scuba, and swimming. The sparkling azure waters of this state park are the clear choice for adventurous aquatic activities.
Venture away from the shore for more things to do in Sebastian Inlet State Park. At the end of the day, campsites and campers make for ideal overnight options, whether you prefer primitive or plush sleeping accommodations.
Learn more about the early European explorers of Florida with a walk in Juan Ponce de Leon Park. This green space gets its name from Juan Ponce de Leon, who gave Florida its name. Discover the natural beauty of the Florida coast for yourself in the 25 gorgeous acres of this park.
Make the most of your trip from Thunder Bay to Orlando-Melbourne with a day exploring the city’s exceptional coastline.
Fly from Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) to Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB), with a quick connection in Toronto. Thunder Bay to Orlando-Melbourne flight time is 5 hours and 15 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Thunder Bay to Orlando-Melbourne is around 2,665 km / 1,655 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in departures, near security checkpoint A.
Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) is about 5 km / 3 mi from downtown Thunder Bay.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $30 CAD. Car service costs about $85 CAD.
Take the Thunder Bay Transit 3 Memorial / Airport bus to the airport stop. The fare is $2.65 CAD.
Several hotels offer complimentary shuttle bus service to the airport.
Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is about 5 km / 3 mi from downtown Melbourne, and a 10-minute drive from Interstate 95, putting central Florida’s activities in close reach.
Take the Space Coast Area Transit 26 South Beach bus from the airport stop. The fare is $1.50 USD.
Car rental services are available across from baggage claim, in the arrivals area of Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (MLB).
Taxis to downtown cost about $15 USD.
The Melbourne Airport Express shuttle bus provides service from the airport to many hotels and resorts.